The original 1911 was/is the best 1911 out there (I want an original, not a "new" Colt). I'm not worried about the price. Canebrake has no power over me, BTW.
In the end, the Nighthawk is just another copy (albeit a very, very good, and sharp looking copy) of the original.
Honestly I don't want to get any 1911s right now. No funds, and they are all a little over priced, IMO. The only decent quality ones that may soon be within my price range is the Springfield GI, and the Taurus PT1911.
My opinion still stands: The original Colt 1911 is still the best variant of 1911s out there.